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Why the US locks up prisoners for life

By Kate DaileyBBC News Magazine Life  prison are rare in the UK but common in the US. Why is this punishment so prevalent in the US? Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including… Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to the Media houses in India!

  The Struggle Committee                                                                     June 16, 2013 People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Idinthakarai & P. O. 627 104 Tirunelveli District Tamil Nadu Dear friends: Greetings! Please allow us to bring the following to your kind attention in the larger interests… Continue Reading →

#India – Sexual Harassment at Workplace #Vaw #Womenrights #mustread

Workplace Sexual Harassment The Way Things Are Vol – XLVIII No. 24, June 15, 2013 | Naina Kapur , EPW Sixteen years after the landmark Vishaka case judgment of the Supreme Court, the government introduced in the Lok Sabha in September 2012 a… Continue Reading →

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories #Sundayreading

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times is a book by James Finn Garner, published in 1994, in which Garner satirizes the trend toward political correctnessand censorship of children’s literature, with an emphasis on humour and parody. The bulk of the book consists of fairy tales such as Little Red… Continue Reading →

America’s private prison system is a national disgrace

Jill Filipovic An ACLU lawsuit against a prison in Mississippi is the latest to detail flagrant abuses at a private correctional facility Jill Filipovic Thursday 13 June 2013 guardian.co.uk The privatization of traditional government functions – and big government payments… Continue Reading →

US death row author William Van Poyck executed #deathpenalty

AP | Jun 13, 2013, 07.07 AM IST STARKE, FLORIDA: A US man who orchestrated a deadly prison van ambush in 1987 in an attempt to free a prisoner has been executed. William Van Poyck died on Wednesday evening by injection at the… Continue Reading →

Swiss Minister calls for ‘world without #deathpenalty’

Didier Burkhalter (left) with his Spanish counterpart, José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil (Keystone) June 12, 2013 – 21:38 Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter has highlighted Switzerland’s commitment to the abolition of capital punishment at the opening of the Fifth World… Continue Reading →

Abolitionists hold conference in Spain #Deathpenalty

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Gail Alexander Only for the most extreme cases. That’s part of Government’s continuing stance on the death penalty, which remains on T&T law books and which currently applies to 30 persons on Death Row—including one female. Speaking… Continue Reading →

#India – Who Is Qualified To Be A Whistleblower ?

In a recent judgement, the Supreme Court has argued about the basic qualifications required to expose wrongdoings by organisations. Reports Ankit Agrawal BY  ANKIT AGRAWAL  , Tehelka Last month a two member bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Surinder… Continue Reading →

India should not delay enacting a Privacy Act #mustshare

It is time the government stopped twiddling its thumbs and took action Livemint First Published: Mon, Jun 10 2013. Illustration: Shyamal Banerjee/Mint By modern standards of civility governments snooping on citizens is considered abhorrent behaviour. The admission by the US government… Continue Reading →

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